Published Jan 30, 2013 at 10:47 pm (Updated Jan 30, 2013 at 10:47 pm)
West Penn Power retiree enjoyed golf and fishing
Michael “Sam” Bagan, 68, of Monongahela, River Hill, died Tuesday, January 29, 2013, in Southmont of Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington.
He was born June 14, 1944, in New Eagle, a son of the late John and Mary Kossar Bagan.
Mr. Bagan had worked in the maintenance department at West Penn Power, Mitchell Power Station, until his retirement.
He was a 1962 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School.
Mr. Bagan was Byzantine Catholic.
He was an honorary member of Monongahela Neighborhood Boys Club and enjoyed golf and fishing.
Surviving are his wife, Chickie Hillman Bagan, whom he married August 28, 1971; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Michelle Bagan of Forward Township; a daughter and son-in-law, Kerri and Tony Howard of Wexford; a brother, John and wife Margie Bagan of Bentleyville; a sister, Mary Ann Lutz of New Eagle; three grandsons, Anthony, Jackson and Preston Howard; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased is a brother-in-law, James Lutz.
Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m., the time of service, Friday, February 1, in Marshall Marra Funeral Home, 216 Chess Street, Monongahela, 724-258-6767, www.marshallmarrafuneralhome.com, with his friend, Frank Sloan of Free Indeed Ministries officiating. Interment will be private at the family’s request.
Maxine Mae Briggs Barker
Memory Chapel member
Maxine Mae Briggs Barker, 85, of Eighty Four, died Wednesday, January 30, 2013, in Country Meadows of South Hills, South Fayette Township.
She was born September 26, 1927, in Lone Pine, a daughter of the late Ray and Mary Crile Briggs.
Mrs. Barker was a member of Memory Chapel on Vanceville Road in Eighty Four.
She enjoyed refinishing furniture, gardening, canning, helping others and spending time with her family.
On July 7, 1946, she married Lawrence H. Barker, who died January 19, 1988.
Surviving are two sons, Anthony “Tony” Barker of Eighty Four and Harry L. (Jody) Barker of Eighty Four; three grandchildren, Joshua (Danielle) Barker, Aimee Barker and Daniel Barker; four great-grandchildren, Noah Barker, Avery Barker, Chloe Micelli and Azekiel Barker; two brothers, Lawrence (Becky) Briggs of Ten Mile and Ivan “Ike” Briggs of Washington; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to her husband and parents, are three sisters, Lois Henderson, Mary Louise Reed and Laura Jean Lyle; two brothers, Milo Briggs and Ray Briggs Jr.; an infant brother, Donald Briggs; an infant sister, Gwendolia Briggs; and two half brothers, Lester and Harold Garrett.
Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Nichol Funeral Home, 1873 East Maiden Street, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 2, with the Rev. Gary Schneider officiating. Interment will follow in Lone Pine Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial donations may be made to Memory Community Chapel, 761 Vanceville Road, Eighty Four, PA 15331. A guest book may be signed at www.nicholfuneralhome.com.
Floyd E. Barnhart
Loved going to flea markets, enjoyed hunting
Floyd E. “Butch” Barnhart, 62, of Crucible, died at 5:39 a.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2013, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.
He was born Friday, December 15, 1950, in Waynesburg, a son of the late Paul Barnhart and Mattie McDonald Barnhart Mansfield. His stepfather, Claude Mansfield, is deceased.
Mr. Barnhart was Methodist.
He was a member of Disabled American Veterans Post 123 in Waynesburg and was on its pool team. He was also a member of Crucible Slovak Club.
Mr. Barnhart loved going to flea markets, yard sales and watching Steelers football. When his health permitted, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He worked for U.S. Securities as a security officer at Emerald and Cumberland mines.
On February 9, 1974, he married Cathern Ruse Barnhart, who survives.
Also surviving are four daughters and their husbands, Bianca (Shawn) Willis of Washington, Davetta (Gerald) Thomas, Tina (Brett) Statler and Rebecca (Mark) Carder, all of Waynesburg; a son, Jeremy Barnhart of Waynesburg; 18 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Clutter of Waynesburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a son, Anthony Paul Barnhart, and a brother, Clarence Shearl Temple.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., Daryl L. Throckmorton, owner/director, 197 North Maiden Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 2, with Evangelist Samuel Crawford and Pastor Richard Ritenour officiating. Burial will be in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township. Information is available at www.milliken-throckmortonfh.com.
Wade Euston Chitty
Army veteran was a pilot
Wade Euston Chitty, 78, of Peters Township, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Monday, January 21, 2013.
He was born October 11, 1934, in Brunswick, Ga., a son of the late Euston and Marie Chitty.
Mr. Chitty was proud to be known as a “pilot’s pilot.”
He was the beloved husband of 53 years to Shirley Edwards Chitty; loving father of Stephen Wade Chitty of Peters Township; and brother of Kay Chitty Wiggins, William Allen Chitty and the late Maurice Chitty and Christie Chitty Manry.
Mr. Chitty had an extreme passion for photography. He enjoyed to travel and loved to capture moments through his photographs.
He worked for H.K. Porter Co. for many years as a pilot.
Mr. Chitty was a veteran of the U.S. Army and National Guard.
Friends and relatives are welcome from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in Cremation and Funeral Care by Danielle Andy Belusko, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-260-5546. Inurnment will be held privately at a later date in Christ Church, St. Simons Island, Ga.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, UPMC-Montefiore, Four West, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Please view and sign the family’s guest book at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.
Josephine J. Cowger
1946 – 2013
Josephine J. “Tuttie” Cowger, 66, of Jefferson, formerly of Carmichaels, died Wednesday, January 30, 2013, in her home, with her loving family by her side, after a brief illness.
She was born August 31, 1946, in East Bethlehem Township, a daughter of the late Charles and Eva Ware Cowger.
Surviving are a brother, Charles Cowger of Lake Ariel; several nieces and nephews, the closest of which were Chett C. Crouser III, Wanda M. Crouser and Loretta Crouser; and a brother-in-law, Chester C. Crouser Jr. of Jefferson.
Deceased are several brothers and sisters, the most significant of which was her sister, Wanda E. “Babe” Crouser.
At the request of the deceased, all services are private. Arrangements are entrusted to Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor. Condolences may be offered at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.
Jean Kler Dillie
Jean Kler Dillie, 76, of Washington, died Wednesday, January 30, 2013, in Washington Hospital.
Arrangments are incomplete, and Hummell and Jones Funeral Home, Washington, is assisting the family. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.
George R. Ducsay
Air Force retiree, member of St. Patrick Church
George R. “Pappy” Ducsay, 73, of Canonsburg, died Tuesday, January 29, 2013, in his home, after battling an illness for more than two years.
He was born November 7, 1939, in Canonsburg, a son of the late Stephen and Cecelia Szalanski Ducsay.
On November 28, 1956, he married Alice Bell, who survives.
Mr. Ducsay was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church and the former St. Genevieve Roman Catholic Church.
He was a pilot and enjoyed recreational flying. He was an avid outdoorsman, fisherman and hunter, a former Boy Scout leader and loved spending time with his family.
Mr. Ducsay served his country for more than 34 years in the Air Force, retiring as a master sergeant.
Prior to his retirement, he was a jet airplane mechanic for Pennsylvania Air National Guard.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, George J. Ducsay and wife Cindy of South Fayette and Robert F. Ducsay and Terri of Canonsburg; two daughters, Sharon Roach and husband George of McMurray and Jennifer Azoury and husband Paul of South Fayette; a brother, Herbert Ducsay and wife Doreen of Rennerdale; five grandchildren, Rebecca, Megan, Brittney, Paul and Alyssa; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to his parents, is a brother, Ronald Duscay.
Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor, Phillip L. Sollon, director, where departing prayers will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 1, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, Canonsburg. Interment will follow in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township. Full military rites will be accorded by the combined honor guards of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 and American Legion Post 902. Please visit www.sollon.com for additional information and to view and leave condolences.
Douglas Farquharson Sr.
34-year Peters Creek Church member
Douglas Farquharson Sr., 86, of North Strabane Township, died Friday, January 25, 2013.
He was born April 13, 1926, in Paterson, N.J., a son of the late James and Anne Barr Farquharson.
Mr. Farquharson was a graduate of Paterson Central High School.
He served with the U.S. Navy in World War II, earning the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, American Campaign Medal and World War II Victory Medal.
Mr. Farquharson was district sales manager for pharmaceutical companies, William H. Rorer and Whitehall Laboratories. About his career, he often said, “I sold sewing machines and vacuum cleaners, and then I got into drugs.”
He lived in the South Hills of Pittsburgh since 1967. He was a 34-year member of Peters Creek United Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder for 14 years, taught Sunday school, was the money counter and chaired several committees. He was also a member of Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church for 10 years. He was also a Meals on Wheels volunteer.
Mr. Farquharson’s quiet strength and determination helped him make the best of a difficult situation as his health declined in later years. He will be remembered for his sense of humor. He was an avid reader who enjoyed to travel, especially trips to Aruba.
He was a devoted husband and proud father. He cherished his grandchildren and time spent with family.
On May 21, 1949, he married Mildred Sieber, who died January 19, 1991.
Surviving are his second wife, Valerie Valentine Sherman, whom he married September 12, 1992; two sons, Douglas (Diane) Farquharson Jr. of Claysville and Ronald (Ruth) Farquharson of Sarasota, Fla.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, James H. (Ruth) Farquharson of Rockland, Maine; two nieces; and two nephews.
Deceased, in addition to his first wife of 42 years and parents, is a brother, Robert J. Farquharson.
Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m., the time of service, Saturday, February 2, in Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church, 112 West Pike Street, Canonsburg. Private interment held in Brush Run Cemetery, Peters Township. Beinhauer Funeal Home, 724-941-3211, is handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church. Please add or view tributes at www.beinhauer.com.
Judith A. Kovscek
Member of St. Francis of Assisi Church
Judith A. Kovscek, 65, of Finleyville, died Tuesday, January 29, 2013, in St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon.
She was born February 15, 1947, in Uniontown, a daughter of the late Angelo DiMatteo and Anna Macatura Slavish.
Mrs. Kovscek was a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Finleyville, Ladies of Charity and Christian Mothers groups of the church and the Columbiettes.
Mrs. Kovscek enjoyed baking and was well-known for the delicious breads, cakes and wedding cakes that she made.
Surviving are her husband, Francis “Frank” Kovscek; three sons, Francis “Frank” Kovscek Jr. of New Eagle, Steven Kovscek of Finleyville and Christopher Kovscek of Washington; a daughter, Dr. Annastasia Kovscek of Langley, Wash.; a brother, Joe DiMatteo of Arizona; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two brothers, Andrew and John DiMatteo.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Kegel Funeral Home Inc., Tim P. Kegel, supervisor, 3560 Washington Avenue, Finleyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 2, in St. Francis Church, Finleyville, with the Rev. Robert J. Boyle as celebrant. Private internment in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church Building Fund, 3609 Washington Avenue, Finleyville, PA 15332.
Anthony Kucic, 94, of Burgettstown, died Wednesday, January 30, 2013, in Strabane Woods, South Strabane Township.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Lee and Martin Funeral Home, Burgettstown, 724-947-9518. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.
World War II veteran
Alfred Lipinski, 90, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013.
He was the beloved husband of the late Cecelia Simko of 65 years and dearest father of Barbara Lee Lipinski, Susan (the late Donald) Klucha and the late Lawrence Paul and Louise Marie.
Also surviving are brothers, sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are his parents, Bruno and Mary; brothers Edward Wisniewski and Frank and Chester Barent; and sisters Lucy Raciborski and Victoria Wozniak.
Mr. Lipinski was a World War II veteran, serving in Central Pacific air offensive-Japan.
He was a longtime member of St. Louis the King Catholic Church in Detroit, Mich.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday in Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield Road, Clinton Township, Mich. Additional visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10 a.m., the time of service, Saturday, February 2, in St. Sylvester Catholic Church, 11200 Twelve Mile Road, Warren, Mich. The rosary will be said at 6 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery with military honors. Memorials may be made to Capuchins Monastery, Detroit. Please share a memory at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.
Mary Lee Scott Crouse Livingood
Mary Lee Scott Crouse Livingood, 74, was called home to be with Jesus at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2013, a warm and sunny day, at Donnell House, Washington, after being in failing health for the past several years.
She was born September 3, 1938, in East Finley Township, on the farm where she was raised, a daughter of the late Arno Gaylord and Ruth Elizabeth Travis Scott.
Mrs. Livingood attended Rocky School, a one-room schoolhouse, in East Finley Township and was a 1956 graduate of the former Claysville High School.
She had formerly resided in the Old Concord area, where she raised her family, the Graysville area and had also resided in Rogersville and Evergreen Personal Care Home in Waynesburg.
Mrs. Livingood was a former member of Enon Baptist Church and Upper Ten Mile Presbyterian Church in Prosperity and was a member and former vacation Bible school leader at Concord Presbyterian Church, at the time of her death.
She was a member of Evening Star Chapter 187, Order of the Eastern Star in Claysville.
Mrs. Livingood was well-known for her butterscotch pies, homemade rolls and sewing and was a former Girl Scout leader in the Prosperity area.
She was employed by the former Mansion House Restaurant in Old Concord from her early teen years until the early 1970s, the former Albano’s Market in Washington, was a baby sitter for several area families and she and her late husband owned and operated the former Livingood Grocery and Hardware store in Graysville from 1977 until 1988.
On her birthday September 3, 1957, she married Ernest Duane Crouse, who died April 24, 1974. On January 4, 1975, she married Richard Delmar Livingood, who died February 7, 2005.
Surviving are a daughter, Margaret Teresa, wife of Scott Roberts of Rogersville; a son, Glenn Edward, husband of Pia Crouse of Old Concord; five grandchildren, Haddie Roberts Behm, Olivia Roberts and Jill, Emil and Samuel Crouse; four stepchildren, Mark Livingood of Ohiopyle and Barbara, wife of Kirk Lamay, Bruce, husband of Mei Yee Livingood and Carl, husband of Lisa Livingood, all of Washington; nine stepgrandchildren, Jason, Ean, Cory, Paul, Max, Tyler and Lexi Livingood and Brandon and Jennifer Lamay; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; two foster sons, Chris, husband of Kim Dille of Cecil, and Brian Dille of Washington; five foster grandchildren, Chad, Tyler, Logan, Shannen and Keith Dille; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to her parents and husbands, is her only brother, Arthur Jesse Scott.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 2, with the Rev. Norman Cox officiating. Interment will follow in Prosperity Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Concord Presbyterian Church, 155 Old Concord Road, Prosperity, PA 15329, or Sam 9 Inc., 290 West High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370, a faith-based daycare program for adults with intellectual disabilities. Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences at www.rushfuneralhomeinc.com.
Elmer N. Morra Sr.
U.S. Army vet, Pittsburgh Scooter Club member
Elmer N. “Ducky” Morra Sr., 82, of Oakdale, North Fayette Township, died accidentally Saturday, January 26, 2013, while in Florida.
He was a heavy equipment operator, belonging to Operating Engineers Local 66, and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea.
Mr. Morra was a member of Pittsburgh Scooter Club.
He was the beloved husband of Emily I. Grady Morra; dear father of Lisa M. Norton and late husband Joseph “Bud” of McDonald and Elmer N. “Ducky” Morra Jr. of Noblestown; brother of Arthur (Margaret) Morra and Edward (Joyce) Morra, both of Paris; grandfather of Elmer N. Morra III and Amanda Dawn Morra; and great-grandfather of Elijah Benjamin Morra.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, February 3, in Moody Funeral Home, Route 30, Clinton, where services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Burial will take place in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township. Memorials in his name may be made to Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washington, D.C., 20090-6231.
Vera Jean Isabel Ferralli Piacenza
Enjoyed time spent with family and friends
Vera Jean Isabel Ferralli Piacenza, 97, of Washington, died Tuesday, January 29, 2013, in her home.
She was born October 26, 1915, in Bruceton, a daughter of John and Mary Chiarelli Ferralli.
Mrs. Piacenza was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Washington and a former member of St. Hilary Church.
She was a 1934 graduate of Trinity High School and was formerly employed in the dietary department at Washington Hospital.
On November 16, 1946, she married Bartolemo Piacenza, an Army Corps veteran of World War II, who passed away November 6, 1979.
As a loving and caring lady, she enjoyed time spent with family and friends.
Surviving are a son, Barry John Piacenza of Washington; a sister, Jennie Marie Ferralli of Washington; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Deceased, in addition to her parents and husband, are four brothers, Albert, John, Joseph and Dominic Ferralli, and three sisters, Rose F. Rugierio, Angeline F. Costello and Helen F. Bellotti.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no public visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 2, in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Immaculate Conception Church Senior Care Fund, 119 West Chestnut Street, Washington, PA 15301, and Amedysis Hospice, 2215 Hill Church-Houston Road, Suite 1A, Canonsburg, PA 15317. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
Kathleen Bowden Salminen
Enjoyed traveling, golf, gardening and bridge
Kathleen Bowden Salminen, 86, better known as “Bunny” or sometimes “Kay,” of Carroll Township, died suddenly from a heart attack, Monday, January 28, 2013.
She was born February 9, 1926, and matured in Momauguin, East Haven, Conn.
Mrs. Salminen was a 1944 graduate of East Haven High School.
Even before graduation, she started wartime work in the paper industry and later for the American Steel and Wire Co.
She married Gus Salminen in 1953. Upon his transfer to Donora, they settled in Mar-Rick Manor, Carroll Township, in 1956.
In her youth, she enjoyed golf, gardening and contract bridge. In later years, she enjoyed traveling, especially narrow boating on the canals of England and Wales, and a 4 o’clock glass of single-malt Scotch.
Deceased are her husband, Adolph A. “Gus” Salminen; a daughter, Leslie; and a son, Andrew.
Surviving are sons David and Rusty; daughter-in-law Claire Jalbert; sisters Bettye Cote, Roberta Cordner and Marjorie Bloom; and brother Robert.
Private burial was held in Monongahela Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 3, in First Presbyterian Church chapel, Sixth and Main streets, Monongahela, with the Rev. Mark Woomer officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to a cause she strongly supported as an avid reader, Monongahela Area Library, 813 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. Frye Funeral Home Inc., is in charge of the arrangements.
To leave condolences, visit www.fryefuneralhome.com.
Viola Henley Gaska Smith
Former Sol Mintz clothing saleswoman
Viola “Vi” Henley Gaska Smith, 90, of South Strabane Township, died Thursday, January 24, 2013, in Southmont of Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington, following a lengthy illness.
She was born July 12, 1922, in Hillsville, Va., a daughter of the late Andrew T. and Myrtle Bolen Henley.
Mrs. Smith was a former saleswoman for Sol Mintz clothing stores.
She was a member of Jefferson Avenue United Methodist Church, Washington.
Mrs. Smith enjoyed cooking, baking and time spent with children.
Her husband, Benjamin Smith, died in 1971.
Surviving are a daughter, the Rev. Beverly E. Gaska of Greensboro, N.C.; a special aunt, Marye Cochran of Jamison; cousins, including a special cousin, Marty Henley of Jamison; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are three brothers, Andrew, Elmer and Dyer Henley.
No services are planned. Private burial will be in Washington Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions, may be made to Presbyterian SeniorCare, 825 South Main Street, Washington, PA 15301. Hummell and Jones Funeral Home, Washington, is assisting the family. Condolences may be left at www.hummellandjones.com.
Betty Jane Stefkovich
Member of St. Michael Church, Avella
Betty Jane Stefkovich, 87, of Avella, died Thursday, January 24, 2013, in Highbanks Care Center, Columbus, Ohio.
She was born August 24, 1925, in Follansbee, W.Va., a daughter of the late James Mark and Veda Dale Myers Petrel.
Mrs. Stefkovich was a 1943 graduate of Burgettstown High School and a 1951 graduate of Ohio Valley School of Nursing.
Prior to motherhood, she had been employed as a registered nurse of pediatrics at Ohio Valley Hospital in Steubenville, Ohio.
She was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, American Association of Retired Persons and Ohio State Nurses Association.
On February 25, 1952, she married August R. Stefkovich, who died April 21, 2011.
Surviving are three daughters, Debra Beth Stefkovich of Claysville, Judith Lynn (George) Burns of Columbus, Ohio, and Tamara Susan (Bruce) Onken of Rustburg, Va.; a son, August Richard (Melissa) Stefkovich Jr. of Frisco, Texas; four grandchildren, Joseph and Thadd Burns and Rurik and Natalia Stefkovich; and a brother, Floyd Petrel of Colliers, W.Va.
Deceased, in addition to her husband and parents, are three sisters, June Lee, Juanita Ignac and Mary Petrel, and three brothers, James, Robert and Edward “Butch” Petrel.
A memorial Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 95 Highland Avenue, Avella, PA 15312, with the Rev. Robert M. Staszewski officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Avella. A luncheon will be held in St. Michael Church hall.
Arrangements are being handled by Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home Inc.